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If you are looking for 19" rackmount or 500-series Mic Preamps, or Preamplier plug-ins, Voice Channels and all manner of Channel Strips, you will find the Sound On Sound web articles collected here.

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    Golden Age Premier Pre-73 Jr & EQ-73

    Microphone Preamplifier & Equaliser

    Golden Age’s new Premier series of Neve‑inspired devices get even closer to the real thing.

    Reviews . Sep 2022
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    Neve 88M audio interface front panel

    Neve 88M

    USB Audio Interface & Dual Mic Preamp

    The 88M packs the sound of a Neve console preamp into a compact audio interface.

    Reviews . Sep 2022
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    Electric & Company EC3

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    This versatile preamp offers Ampex attitude in abundance!

    Reviews Aug 2022
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    Caveman Audio AP1 Compact acoustic guitar preamp pedal

    Caveman Audio AP1 Compact

    Compact version of AP1 Acoustic Preamp

    Caveman Audio have released the AP1 Compact, delivering the sound of their AP1 Acoustic Preamp in a smaller footprint. 

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    Focusrite Clarett+ Octopre

    Multichannel Mic Preamp & A-D/D-A Converter

    Twenty years on, the Octopre concept remains as strong as ever.

    Reviews . Jul 2022
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    NAMM 2022 - H2 Audio Helios Channel

    Video report

    H2 Audio talk us through their new channel strip, the Helios Channel. 

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    NAMM 2022 - AEA TP500 Preamp

    Video report

    AEA show us their new 500 series preamp optimised for ribbon microphones, the TRP500.

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    Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre microphone preamp

    Focusrite announce Clarett+ OctoPre

    Eight channel preamp gains ‘Plus’ range features

    Popular multi-channel preamp is the latest member of the Clarett range to receive an upgrade.

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    Hazelrigg Industries VLC

    Mic Preamp & EQ

    This versatile input channel gives you the classic sound of tubes, transformers and inductors.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    Tierra Audio Flavours | Audio

    Hear For Yourself!

    SOS April 2022

    Tierra Audio Flavours

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    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Tierra Audio Flavours

    Inline Booster Preamps

    Clean‑gain ‘booster’ preamps are popular accessories for ribbon and moving‑coil dynamic mics — but what if that gain were deliberately made more characterful?

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    API 3122V

    API 3122V available now

    Preamp sports front/rear input switching, VU meters & more

    Dual-channel pre is based around the classic 2520 op-amp.

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    KIT Plugins BB N105

    Channel Strip Plug-in

    This classy console emulation from newcomers KIT puts Blackbird Studios’ Neve in your DAW.

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    GC-Audio Inherit

    Modular preamp from GC-Audio

    Valve & solid-state preamp cartridges available

    Inherit system lets you hot-swap between five different preamp types.

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    Royer Labs dBooster2

    Inline Microphone & Instrument Preamplifier

    Not content with having created arguably the world’s best preamp booster, Royer’s boffins decided to make it better.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Black Rooster Omnitec-67A

    Analogue-modelled Vintage Preamp Plug-in

    The 67A adds some useful features to a nice Altec valve preamp emulation.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Millennia AELogic for Mac

    Millennia AELogic preamp now available for Mac OS

    Ethernet control extended to Apple computers

    Control software for Millennia's premium mic preamps now works on Apple computers

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    sE Electronics DM2 TNT

    sE Electronics unveil new DM2 preamp

    In-line booster adds 30dB of gain

    In-line booster adds up to 30dB of gain and offers a range of impedances for passive microphones.

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    Bad Dogs P1

    500-series Microphone Preamplifier

    Ever fancied trying different output transformers in your mic preamp? Then check out the P1...

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ | Audio

    Hear For Yourself!

    The audio files available on this page accompany my review of the...

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    H2 Audio Helios 2128 Preamp & 5011 EQ

    500-series Modules

    H2 aim to put the legendary sound of Olympic Studios in your 500‑series rack.

    Reviews Sep 2021

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